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First OVI Lawyer Cleveland

Defense for First Time OVI & DUI in OH

Charged with your first OVI? It is understandable to be frightened—driving under the influence in Ohio can lead to weighty consequences. With the help of an experienced attorney, however, you can take confidence knowing that you have an advocate who will fight for the best possible results in your case.

In more than 75 years, our Cleveland OVI lawyers at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly. have helped clients seek positive outcomes in thousands of cases. As members of the National College for DUI Defense and with a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, our legal team can provide the defense you are looking for. Additionally, we have been selected for membership in the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), which is an invitation-only organization set aside for some of the top DUI lawyers in the state.

Building a Defense for OVI in Ohio

It is important that you seek a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after receiving your first DUI charge. Our qualified legal team can help you seek favorable results throughout the entire process, beginning with your BMV hearing, and continuing through litigation. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can begin developing an effective defense for your case.

We can help you avoid the following for a first-time offense:

  • 3 to 6 months in jail
  • Steep fines of up to $1,000
  • License suspension of up to 3 years
  • Other restrictions and programs
  • Criminal record

To provide an effective defense, we will thoroughly review the details of your arrest. Upon examining your charges, we can seek further evidence, investigate witnesses, or take other steps as necessary to build a strong case, which we will use to defend you in your BMV and court hearings. We can also use this information to help you combat your OVI/DUI charges. To learn more about how we can assist you, fill out a free case evaluation form.

Contact Our Qualified Legal Team Today

Rest assured that your case is in good hands when you work with Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly. Our criminal defense attorneys have represented thousands of clients in a wide range of charges, and we can help you seek a favorable outcome against the most incriminating evidence.

Call our office today to schedule free consultation with one of our experienced Cleveland OVI lawyers!

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